MONTGOMERY, AL. – August 21, 2018
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), announced on Tuesday August 21st, that $994,403 in grants have been awarded with the funds going to 17 counties in Alabama. Bibb County is included as one of the counties receiving the benefits of these funds which will go to support the Southeast Alabama Highway Traffic Safety Office.
The money will go to law enforcement agencies to support law-enforcement efforts to prevent fatalities and injuries as Labor Day Weekend approaches.
The Southeast Alabama Highway Traffic Safety Office serves the people in the following counties: Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes, Montgomery, Pike, Russell and Tuscaloosa.
Alabama Govenor Kay Ivey said ““Officers out patrolling our roadways is one of the biggest deterrents to those breaking the traffic laws and this grant funding will ensure that officers are out on the roads during busy travel periods.”
The extra enforcement will cover impaired driving and excessive speed “Hotspots” as identified by the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety. Funds will also be used to cover overtime for officers during the national “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns and for educational materials related to seat belt safety.
The Bibb Voice wants to encourage all who will be traveling during busy travel periods such as the upcoming Labor Day weekend to always put Safety First.